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Playing a part in someone else's wedding is a huge honour and for the most part, bridesmaids will do their utmost in order to ensure the bride has the best experience possible.

There's no denying that there's a certain amount of responsibility that comes along with the role. Planning the hen do, going to fittings, putting on a brave face when you're forced to wear a dress that cuts you off in all the wrong places – it's pretty much a package deal. 

However, some brides have been known to take their demands a little too far, leaving their wedding party feeling less like friends and more like professional wedding planners with money to burn.

One unfortunate bridesmaid, who called herself Hayley, recently shared her experience on Mamamia.com.

Hayley started off by saying that she was initially “overjoyed” when her friend Caroline asked her to be a part of her wedding, however, her "joy quickly turned to utter despair" when the bride began to obsess over every tiny insignificant detail – right down to the buttonholes for the groomsmen.

The bridezilla then asked her bridesmaid to complete a excel spreadsheet of cake-maker suggestion, including the pricing, the contact information, flavours and “prestige” level, which she wanted completed later that day.

"Hey Hayley, How's it going?" the first email goes. "I need some cake-maker suggestions by COB [close of business] today please, Jase and I really want to get a wriggle on with this and need the contact details, price brackets, flavours and an idea of how prestigious the vendor is – in a table would be great. Excel is probably best please. Thanks!"

The cheek.

On that particular day, Hayley had been quite busy with work so was unable to complete the list until the following morning. She sent her suggesting to Caroline, apologising for her delay, but the bride wasn't going to let that slide.

“On Saturday morning, I cancelled my breakfast plans, instead researching Tasmanian wedding-cake makers (she'd decided to have a picturesque destination wedding) that might be suitable. I sent it through to her and had a reply almost immediately. "Thanks for this, would've been really helpful to have it yesterday when specified, but I appreciate it.""

Meanwhile, the bride had insisted that Hayley and her six other bridesmaids go shopping on three consecutive weekends in order to find the perfect wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses.

Caroline's chosen bridesmaid dresses came in at $550 each (around €370) – pocket change when compared to the price of the bridal gown.

She selected a gorgeous designer dress priced at $10,500 (around €7,124), and despite that fact it was twice her budget, the bridesmaids encouraged the bride to “totally splurge” on her big day.

She took their advice and bought the dress, only to later ask that they “pitch in” for her “dream dress.”

How could someone even begin to justify this bizarre request? Well, the bride thought the dress would be a sentimental treasure all the bridesmaids would have a part in if they paid for it.

No, really.

"That night, my inbox pinged again with another of the group emails from Caroline that I'd started to dread," Hayley recalls. "The subject line was "Bridesmaid dress contribution" and it made me break out into a cold sweat. The latest bridal update was a long email outlining how she and Jase were hugely over their bridal budget now that she'd splurged on the dress. That it was 'totally fine if you can't' but she would really love if we could 'pitch in' around AU$150 (£89) each towards her 'dream dress'. That it'd mean so very much to her and would mean that as she walked down the aisle, she'd be wearing something we'd all had a part in."

Hayley went on to explain how she was shocked and outraged by the request, but three of the seven bridesmaids had already agreed to contribute.

Not Hayley though, she's sticking to her guns, saying she may "have to bail on this wedding – and friendship", and to be honest, we wouldn't blame her.


Weddings can be both glorious and demanding – we all know it.

It's a great honour to be asked to be a bridesmaid too, especially if it's one of your BFFs – but as one woman found out, it's not all champagne and diamonds.

For one unlucky bridesmaid, it was quite the opposite. It was demanding, frustrating, time-consuming and financially stressful.

Now, you might think that every wedding has to have a little bit of stress – it can't all go swimmingly – but just wait until you hear the demands that this woman had to put up with.

The anonymous bridesmaid wrote about her experience on Mamamia.com, and begins by saying she was "overjoyed" to be asked to be in the wedding party.

But then, her "joy quickly turned to utter despair" when Caroline, the bride, became obsessive with every part of the wedding.

Then, one day, out of the blue, Caroline asked the unlucky bridesmaid to make an Exel spreadsheet of cake-makers, which had to include the price of each one, the different flavours, contact info, and what "prestige" level each cake-maker is on. However, she was working that day, and had to leave the spreadsheet until the next morning:

"On Saturday morning I cancelled my breakfast plans, instead researching Tasmanian wedding cake-makers that might be suitable.

"I sent it through to her and had a reply almost immediately. 'Thanks for this, would've been really helpful to have it yesterday when specified but I appreciate it'."


But wait, it gets worse. The bridesmaid then had to give up three consecutive weekends to go wedding dress shopping with the bride and her other six bridesmaids.

Caroline found the "perfect dress" – but it was double her budget. The other bridesmaids said she should "totally splurge" on it, which she did, but then asked all the bridesmaids to "pitch in."

We kid you not. And the bride's reasoning? Pitching in would make the dress a "sentimental" treasure.

Now, the anonymous bridesmaid was, understandably, very angry and wasn't to quick to jump on giving her money away for someone else's dress.

She ended the piece with saying she may have to re-think the whole bridesmaid thing, and may "have to bail on the wedding… and friendship."



There’s been a whole host of crazy wedding stories going viral lately, but today’s one is a true case of bridezilla overload.

After agreeing to be bridesmaid at a childhood friend’s wedding, Reddit user, bridehairthrowaway, received a rather unusual email from the bride-to-be – an email which told her that in order to avoid clashing with the wedding colours she must dye her red hair.

Confused by the request, the woman went to Reddit seeking advice in a post which is now all over the internet.

Referring to the bride in question as ‘Ella’, she wrote: “Yesterday morning I received an email from Ella."

"It seemed pretty standard but then when she got into the look she wants for her bridesmaids she wrote: ‘Bridehairthrowaway, you'll need to dye your hair for the day, I'll take you to my hairdresser and cover the cost.’”

The bridesmaid then explained how her hair is naturally ginger but because the bride and the rest of the bridal party are brunette, Ella was insisting she dye her hair so she didn’t “take away from the cohesiveness of the group”.

Upon telling the bride that she was uncomfortable with the request, she was told “brides get a veto over pretty much every aspect of her bridesmaids’ appearances” and that she had “attention-grabbing” hair.

She asked the online community if it was a reasonable request and revealed that the other bridesmaids had messaged her saying she should obey the bride’s request.

Reddit almost unanimously agreed that the bride’s behaviour was OTT, with users even suggesting that aside from asking the bridesmaid to change her skin colour the request couldn’t have been much worse.

In a later post, bridehairthrowaway said that it was now unlikely she would have any part in Ella’s big day.

She also revealed that since the original post she has learned through a mutual friend that Ella’s groom-to-be ‘Pete’ has a thing for red heads.

“Charles called me and informed me that Pete has a redhead fetish…This all kind of made sense.  I've met Pete a couple of times and Ella always seemed to be in a rush to leave the conversation and move on.  He also stared a lot.”

It sounds like this bride has more on her mind than clashing colours!



OK, so everybody knows that the bride is ALWAYS right!

But we’re not sure if some of the pals of this bride will agree!

As her big day got closer, the bride read her ‘friends’ the riot act, letting them know exactly why they wouldn’t be getting an invite to her wedding!

She took to FACEBOOK – that’s right, she went public with her gripes – to list the reasons some pals weren’t worthy enough to make the cut.

She wrote, “We are sending out invites for the wedding this week.  We only have so much room at the church and reception. I’m going to try and make this as simple as possible so no one gets butt hurt. If you do not get an invite here is a list of potential reasons why.”

She went on to list the reasons why some pals wouldn’t get the honour of watching her walk down the aisle.

1. If I have invited you everytime [sic] we have a group function and you never show up

2. If you are just a work acquaintance and I have never hung out with you outside of work

3. If I show up to thinks [sic] you invite me to and you never show up to our invites or even respond

4. If I have only hung out with you in a group setting and we’re not that close of friends

5. If at any point you have ever talked shit about me or [groom] your [sic] definitely not invited

6. If your [sic] only going to show up for food and alcohol and really have no interest other than that

7. If you got married and I thought we were friends and you didn’t invite me

This bride really doesn’t mince her words!

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